'Against health and dignity': Courtside models win sexual discrimination fight

'Against health and dignity': Courtside models win sexual discrimination fight

Posted January 13, 2018 18:23:17 Photo: Models complained of “fevers and migraines” as cold weather hit the Barcelona Open. (Supplied: General Workers Union) If you’ve ever wondered how the hostesses and models employed to work at sports events manage to put up with the most difficult of weather conditions, the answer is simple — they often struggle. The women are paid to stand courtside, trackside or ringside — rain, hail or shine — in illogically skimpy outfits as a sort of sideshow to the on-field action happening around them. And…

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What's the coolest nickname for rising Aussie tennis star Alex de Minaur?

What's the coolest nickname for rising Aussie tennis star Alex de Minaur?

Updated January 13, 2018 13:17:51 Video: Alex de Minaur heads to Sydney International final (ABC News) Related Story: The Aussie players to get you hyped for the Australian Open Related Story: De Minaur planning to pack a punch at Australian Open Alex de Minaur is a kid on the rise. The 18-year-old Australian has just made his first ATP final, courtesy of a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire in the Sydney International on Friday night. External Link: Alex de Minaur poll He will take on Russian qualifier…

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Sewing clothing at home no longer deemed 'daggy'

Sewing clothing at home no longer deemed 'daggy'

Posted January 13, 2018 09:00:12 Photo: Jenni Langan has sewn 90 per cent of the work clothes in her wardrobe. (ABC: Hailey Renault) Related Story: The home sewers saying no to fast fashion Related Story: Upcycled: The art of turning old clothes into new fashion garments Homemade, hand-sewn clothes once deemed “daggy” are making a comeback. Men and women tired of buying cheap, mass-produced clothing are seeking out classes to learn how to repair their own clothes and make outfits from scratch. Sewing teacher Julie Hillier said the forces that…

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'All polar bears are stuffed': Norway pokes fun at Australia's travel warning

'All polar bears are stuffed': Norway pokes fun at Australia's travel warning

Updated January 13, 2018 15:44:34 Photo: To illustrate its point, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry posted this picture of a stuffed polar bear. (Twitter: @NorwayMFA) Official Australian travel advice warning of “polar bear attacks” in Norway has been mocked by the Scandinavian country’s Foreign Ministry in online posts. Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs took to Twitter to poke fun at a Smartraveller update which suggested Aussie tourists could be hurt by the animals. “Thank you Australia for your concern. We can assure you that in mainland Norway all polar bears are…

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Porn star who had alleged affair with Trump paid US$130,000 to keep quiet: report

Porn star who had alleged affair with Trump paid US$130,000 to keep quiet: report

A LAWYER for Donald Trump arranged to fork over US$130,000 (A$164,000) in hush money to an ex-porn star a month before the 2016 election to keep her quiet about an alleged hook-up she had with the future president, a new report claimed on Friday. Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for the Trump Organization, set up the payment to Stephanie Clifford — whose nom de smut was Stormy Daniels — after her lawyer negotiated a nondisclosure agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Clifford alleged that the hook-up with Trump…

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